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Fri 20/01/17
Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the UN to tackle climate change by measuring and reducing emissions, and offsetting any emissions that cannot be reduced. UNOPS has made a firm commitment to excel in this effort. In 2015, UNOPS...
Fri 16/12/16
A year after the international community came together in Paris to adopt the historic climate agreement, committing all nations to limit their greenhouse gas emissions, UNDP continues to demonstrate its leadership in the fight against climate change...
Thu 15/12/16
On the eve of the recent UNIDO 50th anniversary week, the Vienna International Centre (VIC) inaugurated a state-of-the-art energy data centre donated by Switzerland. The data centre replaced the World Clock, also a Swiss gift, which the VIC received...
Thu 15/12/16
Sandra Honoré, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), inaugurated on 8 December a water capture and distribution project in the town of Merger,...
Mon 12/12/16
WHO today joined other international agencies in signing a Statement of Intent to align and “green” procurement of health commodities, in an effort to protect the environment and contribute to sustainable development. “We need to make sure that when...
Thu 08/12/16
As of July 2016, UNOPS Office in Accra has achieved an 80% decrease in paper consumption, compared to previous months. What had triggered such an impressive change? The achievement came after the Office received the prestigious ISO 14001...
Tue 06/12/16
Underscoring the importance of environmental protection and management in the work of peacekeeping missions, the United Nations Department of Field Support has launched a new strategy to maximize its peace operations' efficiency in the use of...
Tue 22/11/16
In a new report analyzing the global climate between 2011-2015, the World Meteorological Organization – the United Nations system’s weather agency – found an increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous...
Tue 22/11/16
A first in Africa, COP 22 — with more than 22,000 participants — has been certified under the ISO 20121 standard for event sustainability management systems. ISO 20121 is an international standard, created by the International Organization for...
Fri 18/11/16
The World Bank leads international development organizations in sustainability disclosures by linking environmental and social impacts of its corporate activities to the Sustainable Development Goals. The World Bank’s commitment to sustainable...
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